Tower Health recently announced that a new Tower Health Transplant Institute has been organized and is the new home for the nationally recognized kidney and liver transplant program formerly located at Hahnemann University Hospital. The Institute’s team of renowned surgeons, hepatologists, and nephrologists have joined the Tower Health Medical Group and will provide services in West Reading and Philadelphia. The transplant team surgeons—who have performed more than 3,000 organ transplants—will perform kidney and liver transplants at the state-of-the-art surgical facilities of the Reading Hospital HealthPlex, one of the most technologically advanced surgical facilities in the state. Inpatient services will be provided at Tower Health – Reading Hospital and Tower Health – Chestnut Hill Hospital, with outpatient services at Reading Hospital and in Center City Philadelphia. The Tower Health Transplant Institute will also include the Center for Liver Disease that was part of the Hahnemann program. While at Hahnemann, the transplant team had the only 5-star rated kidney transplant program in Pennsylvania and the third highest rated program in the United States (out of 261 programs nationwide as determined by Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, measuring patient survival one year after transplant, 1/1/2016 – 6/30/2018).
The Director Clinical Operations - Transplant Center at Reading Hospital is responsible for the overall operation of assigned practice sites. The Director will assure quality, efficient, cost effective, and service excellence oriented behavior. The individual has responsibility for operational oversight of the practices through appropriate utilization of resources and delegation of responsibilities as indicated.
The Director is responsible to meet capital, staffing, and operations budgets. He/She remains aware of all JCAHO, OSHA, DOH and Federal requirements for the operation of the service and represents the practices on Hospital committees as assigned. Maintains open communication with all staff and physicians to promote performance improvement and consistency of care across the continuum.
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